DOST launches 2nd edition of PH science film-making contest

By Clarist Zablan

The Science Education Institute (SEI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has launched the 2nd Indie-Siyensiya Film-Making Competition, with the theme “A Portrait of a Filipino as a Scientist.”

Photo shows (from left) Nick Decoampo, UP-CMC associate dean Arminda Santiago, and SEI deputy director Albert Mariño

Photo shows (from left) Nick Decoampo, UP-CMC associate dean Arminda Santiago, and SEI deputy director Albert Mariño

DOST-SEI announced that the competition will be accepting documentary and animated film entries for both the youth category and science and technology professionals category.

Winning entries will be awarded with certificates and cash prize of P100,000, based on their scientific content, execution of idea, and film techniques.

The entry will be published on YouTube, with the most number of likes receiving the Viewer’s Choice Award and a cash prize of P10,000.

The Board of Judges are University of the Philippines (UP) College of Mass Communication (CMC) associate dean Arminda Santiago, professor and filmmaker Nick Deocampo, and Rogel Mari Sese from DOST National Space Development Program.

In the mechanics released on DOST-SEI’s official website and during the launch held at UP CMC Auditiorium, Quezon City on August 11, they are opening film concept submissions until August 30.

Participating teams for the youth category can be of any number of members as long as they are all 15-20 years of age, according to SEI official Ruby Cristobal.

Selected participants will be attending a filmmaking training workshop on September 18, and finished film entries should be submitted by October 30.

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